How to Restore Default Bootloader of HTC HD7 Windows Phone 7 – Tutorial

Windows 8 Home Start ScreenFor all those who are having the Windows 7 powered HTC HD 7 smartphone have a great news as we got some exclusive info that HTC will be soon pushing out the latest Windows 7.8 version of firmware, just in case if you wish to apply the same, you will have to first up revert back to the stock version of boot loader. An SLSPL ROM is created for HD7 Europe Operator that allows downgrading the Bootloader to the official ones and the same has been explained on how to install the same. Please note that as of now this tutorial will only be working for the devices which have model number as HTC HD7 irrespective of the operator locked or not. Since Android is still on a high and the need for custom ROM firmwares or say the customization demand is very huge in Windows Based devices, time has come now for developers to look on Windows front as well.

Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions mentioned in this article so as to make sure that your DEVICE’S model number is HTC HD 7. If there is any damage happened to the device then we should not be held responsible in any manner.

Now, up next ensure that you have backed up all your contacts either with the Microsoft Zune or synced with your Outlook / eMail so that just in case if the phone memory is lost or corrupted, the same can be restored.

Ensure that your phone is left with the minimum of 50% so as to make sure that the device doesn’t get turned off in the middle of boot loader restoration process. Also, if any security suites are installed, then just uninstall the same.

Now, assuming that you are done with all the above mentioned instructions, you can now head over to the next step where we have summed up a detailed tutorial on how to restore back the boot loader.

Procedure to Restore the default Bootloader of HTC HD 7 to accommodate Windows 7.8 Firmware:

  • In your computer first up install the Zune software and then close the same. Installation of Zune will make sure that all the required drivers are installed in your computer. Once installed, you need to close the Zune. Now, with the help of original USB cable, connect the device to the computer while turned Off. Download the Boot loader Tool from here to your computer and unzip the same preferably to your desktop.
  • Now, hold down the Volume Down button as it will enter the device in the boot loader mode.
  • Now, you will have to double click on ROMUpdateUtility.exe executable file which you have downloaded and once it’s opened, you will have to just follow the on screen instructions.
  • Now, once the process is over, latch your device on to the data network and disconnect and re connect the device to the computer to open the Zune. Once the Zune finishes the Sync functionality, click on “Cancel” if it tries to check the update.

Note: Just in a rare case if your HTC device refuses to turn ON or say if it gets stuck on the Windows Logo then you need to long press the power button to turn off the same or re insert the battery to start the process from the start.

Congratulations, you have now successfully reinstated the boot loader in your Windows Phone 7 based HTC HD7. Do share with us in the comments section just in case if you come across with any issues as we will try our level best to sort out the same. We will keep you posted in the coming days about the new custom ROM options as well as Windows Phone 7.8 OS for your HTC HD 7.


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